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Number of displaced people in world reaches over millions
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The number of people displaced by conflicts has reached a record high of 38 million people, equivalent to the population of major metropolitan cities such as Beijing, London or New York, the UN and the Norwegian Refugee Council, (NRC) said.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:36:18 AM

Five killed in attacks from Yemen on Saudi border city
Riyadh, May 6 (IANS) Five people were killed and 11 others injured on Wednesday in two attacks launched from Yemen on the Saudi border city of Najran, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:44:02 PM

Iran n-talks to resume on May 12 in Vienna
Geneva, May 6 (IANS) European Union Political Director Helga Schmid and her Iranian counterparts Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi will resume their work on May 12 in Vienna, the EU Delegation to the UN and other international organisations said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 8:18:04 PM

Petroleum products, alcohol excluded from GST regime
As a measure of support for the states, petroleum products, alcohol for human consumption and tobacco have been kept out of the purview of GST.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:44:06 PM

500,000 Indians arrive in Saudi Arabia in 16 months
Riyadh, May 6 (IANS) Nearly 500,000 Indian workers arrived in Saudi Arabia in the last 16 months, making them the largest group of expatriates in the Gulf nation, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:44:05 PM

UAE unveils Mars mission plan
Dubai, May 6 (IANS) The UAE on Wednesday unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars in 2021 to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, a media report said.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:00:03 PM

France supports GCC intervention in Yemen
Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's commitment to stand by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 11:26:18 PM

Yemeni elite forces reach key city
Riyadh, May 5 (IANS/EFE) Yemeni Foreign Minister Riad Yasin confirmed on Tuesday that between 50 and 60 Yemeni special forces troops, trained by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, have arrived in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:30:03 PM

Saudi Arabia to set up coordination centre for aid to Yemen
Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced on Tuesday the creation of a Riyadh-based centre to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemen in cooperation with the UN.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:28:03 PM

14 stranded Indian sailors leave Bahrain for home
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Fourteen Indian soldiers, who were stranded on board an oil tanker off the coast of Bahrain since December last year have finally left for home, media reports said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:28:02 PM

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